Testing site shifts

DATE: Thursday, November 5, 2020

Free 'Stop the Spread' COVID-19 testing at HCC has been moved to parking lot H.

COVID-19 testing underway at HCC

Please Note: Testing may sometimes be cancelled due to inclement weather. Please visit the Holyoke Board of Health website for up-to-date information on cancellations.

Starting Friday, Nov. 6, the location of free drive-through COVID-19 testing at Holyoke Community College will shift to parking lot H near the western entrance to the Donahue Building.

The change is being made to prepare for the cold weather months, according to the Holyoke Board of Health. Hours and days of operation will not change. Testing will continue at least through the end of December. 

HCC has been serving as a "Stop the Spread" drive-through testing site since Aug. 26 to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Previously, testing was being conducted in parking lot M near the Bartley Center for Athletics and Recreation. 

Drivers are now being asked to enter the campus from Homestead Avenue, turn left onto the Campus Road and proceed to parking lot H. There will be signs and parking attendants on site to manage the flow of traffic. 

A map with the new traffic pattern and testing site location is posted on the Holyoke Board of Health website: .  

The HCC testing site is open Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.; and Tuesday and Thursday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.  

Testing is free to all Massachusetts residents, and conducted on a first come, first serve basis. There are no appointments and no referral is necessary. Turnaround time for results is typically four days or fewer. 

More information on all of the Stop the Spread test sites across the tate can be found at: